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Happy International Day of the Potato!

 On this day, we unite across continents and cultures to pay homage to a hero of the culinary world and the families that grow them.

Join us as we celebrate the potato!


The United Nations’ General Assembly has designated May 30th as the International Day of the Potato to “raise awareness for the multiple nutritional, economic, environmental, and cultural values of the potato and its contribution as an invaluable food resource and as a generator of income.” Potatoes are grown and enjoyed across the world for a good reason: they’re delicious, nutrient-dense vegetables that provide the energy, potassium, and vitamin C you need to fuel your day.

Did You Know?

Potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C; and good source of potassium and vitamin B6; and have dietary fiber, protein, and other nutrients.

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Prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey with taters

Potatoes are a staple food for 2/3 of the world’s population. Each culture has its own unique ways to prepare and enjoy them. Travel around the globe with these potato recipes.

Meet America’s Potato Growers

In the United States today, potatoes are grown in more than 38 states, which means you can find growers in almost every region of the country. These are the stories of just a few of the farmers–and their families–who produce America’s Favorite Vegetable.

Fuel with Potatoes

Celebrate the International Day of the Potato by fueling a 5k with America’s favorite vegetable! Potatoes provide the energy, potassium, and Vitamin C you need to fuel your day. Show your love for the potato by showcasing its performance benefits through a swim, bike ride, run, or hike.

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